It can be a really hard decision when it comes down to it but here are a few tips when choosing a dentist:
1. ADA Member
A dentist that is a member of the ADA has access to all the latest technology that is backed by scientific research. As a member of the ADA, dentists take an oath to abide by the ADA Bylaws and Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct. Also, dentists who are members have a voice in legislative decisions about oral health care.
If you have dental insurance, you can find a list provided through your insurance as to what dentists are members of your plan. Obviously you want to take advantage of any dental insurance that you have, so if you aren’t sure if an office you want to go to accepts your insurance or not, just call that dental office. They can give you a quick answer. You can see a list of our accepted insurance policies here.
A great place to check reviews when looking for a dental office is Angie’s List. It costs money to be a member and it also costs money to check reviews, but you can then feel safe that you are getting legitimate information. Angie’s List allows people to give businesses a letter grade in 8 categories. Other reviews to look for are Google + reviews or even check if the dental office itself uses a program like Demandforce in which patients can leave their feedback about their dental experience at that particular office.